Explore the untouched, majestic nature of Hakusan National Park

A mere 40 minutes by car from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go Village is the majestic nature of the Oshirakawa Area of the Hakusan National Park.

Visitors to the area can find nature trails that transverse ancient old-growth forests of Japanese beech and Mongolian Oak, dive into the emerald-green waters of Lake Hakusui, or witness the majesty of the 72-meter-tall Shiramizu Falls.

For those up for a challenge, you can even hike up the Mt. Hakusan (2,702mt), one of Japan’s Three Sacred Mountains, from the Hirase Trail Head located near the Oshirakawa Dam.

In addition to the above outdoor activities, there is also camping, a lakeside lodge, and lakeside hot-spring facility making the area a perfect destination for those wanting to escape the city and get a breath of fresh, mountain air.

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Basic Information


Oshirakawa, Hirase, Shirakawa Village, Ono-gun, Gifu


⋇ 25 minutes by car from the Hida Hakusan Roadside Service Station
⋇ About 50 minutes by car from the Shokawa IC

Business Hours

【Oshirakawa Outdoor Hot Spring Facility】
8:30~17:00(Summer season is until 18:00)
*The facility is closed from 16:00 every Thursday for cleaning


【Oshirakawa Outdoor Hot-spring Facility Cleaning Service Fee】
⋇ Adults: 350 yen
⋇ Children: 200 yen

Telephone Number +81-5769-6-1311 (Shirakawa Village Office)
Website Visit Website

⋇ Winter Closure: From Late October/early November to early June, please confirm with local office for up-to-date information

⋇ The mountain road up to the Oshirakawa Area has sections with space for only a single car; the area is inaccessible to large vehicles